Canon Firmware

Canon releases new security firmware updates for more cameras

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Canon has added security firmware updates for the following 11 cameras.

  • Canon EOS 6D
  • Canon EOS 6D Mark II
  • Canon EOS 7D Mark II
  • Canon EOS 70D
  • Canon EOS 80D
  • Canon EOS M50
  • Canon EOS M6 Mark II
  • Canon EOS Rebel SL3
  • Canon EOS Rebel T6s
  • PowerShot SX70 HS
  • PowerShot SX740 HS

What is the security update for?

An international team of security researchers has drawn our attention to a vulnerability related to communications via the Picture Transfer Protocol (PTP), which is used by Canon digital cameras, as well as a vulnerability related to firmware updates.

Visit Canon USA and update your cameras

Chaitanya

EOS 5D Mark IV
Jun 27, 2013
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Good to see Canon addressing the issue. PTP is a standard protocol many other cameras across multiple brands are using it I just hope all camera makers provide updates to their respective products.
 

PFloyd

EOS 80D
Aug 20, 2019
8
6
FYI - The 80D is listed in this post as one of the cameras with newly-released firmware, but the latest 80D firmware shown on the Canon website is v1.03 dated August 6th, and I've had firmware v1.03 installed on my 80D since it was released back in August.
 
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Kit.

EOS 5D Mark IV
Apr 25, 2011
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I think it's only relevant for 7D MkII when you use a WiFi adapter in the SD card slot. Do you?
 

Kit.

EOS 5D Mark IV
Apr 25, 2011
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Apparently the security problem can also arise if you connect the camera via a cable to a PC.
Apparently, Canon only issues the firmware update for cameras with WiFi/Ethernet capabilities (either built-in or available as an add-on hardware).

A cable (USB) connection to an infected PC is probably considered a risk not mitigated by these updates.
 

herion

Seven stars, seven stones and one white tree
Jul 30, 2018
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V1.13 for the 70D was on the Canon Canada site - the US site still seems to be missing the updates.
 

magarity

EOS RP
CR Pro
Feb 14, 2017
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How bizarre that the firmware download selector insists you pick a PC operating system to download camera firmware. Dear Canon, the firmware on the camera is independent of the user's computer. Perhaps you were thinking of some utility software for PC vs using the camera's built in ability?
 

magarity

EOS RP
CR Pro
Feb 14, 2017
281
193
I thought the 77D was affected but it's not listed in the line up as available nor pending.
Yes, every newer model is pending but the people who run the website and the people who program the new camera firmware versions don't seem to talk to each other much.
 
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